Challenge Good News Paper - 407 November 2017
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Nameless but not hopeless
Australian-based artist and rap star Nameless* used to be purposeless before he met Someone who was sinless.
Nameless but not hopeless
The most scary power in the world
I recently watched a series on Netflix (Marvel Comic's Jessica Jones) where the villain had the most terrifying superpower I could imagine: to be able to mind-control people and make them do anything he tells them to.
The most scary power in the world
Tale of an unhappy crow
Perhaps crows always look unhappy. They not only have a dark expression, they have a dark sound, too. I can remember times when I have finished a job outside, feeling pleased with it, when AA....RK comes through the air as if mocking my work.
Tale of an unhappy crow
Stemming the modern tide
What people might not expect these days is non-Christian commentators lamenting what has been lost when Christianity is on the decline.
Stemming the modern tide
Finding treasure in a tip
When Emily Rampellini’s parents divorced, her life went into a dangerous downward spiral that brought her to the point of self-harming and having suicidal thoughts until a chance encounter in a slum gave her new hope.
Finding treasure in a tip
Swim ends sinking feeling
A random swim in the dark turned into a genuine God encounter for Rod Martin.
Swim ends sinking feeling
Are we in a state of confusion?
“Where are we now in the west? As our liberalism loses touch with its Christian roots it is becoming even more confused, intolerant, and incapable of delivering a good political culture.”
A walk in the woods
Kelvin Starr hated the church for the abuse it covered up and repeated against him but eventually it was where he found healing too.
A walk in the woods
Masterchef and other life changing decisions
Six years after winning Masterchef 2011, kitchen whiz, mum and committed Christian Kate Bracks was recently in Perth, speaking about her TV appearances and other choices where she got a lot more than she bargained for.
Masterchef and other life changing decisions
Nowhere to look but up
Several years ago Wayne Hicks decided to kill himself. He sat alone in his home with a bottle of whiskey and a 9mm handgun determined to put an end to his pain.
Nowhere to look but up
Secular psychologist: atheism has a problem
Modern Atheism has a problem. At least according to a Professor of Psychology at Toronto University, named Jordan Peterson.
Secular psychologist: atheism has a problem
Creation Safari man
David Coppedge has degrees in science education and astrophysics. For many years he worked for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, which explores the Solar System via unmanned spacecraft.
Creation Safari man
Do scientists have a herd mentality?
A University of Bristol Ph.D. student has exposed uncomfortable truths about the scientific journal peer-review process.
Do scientists have a herd mentality?
Out of the darkness
Sword-wielding drug dealer Tony Gielty - one of Scotland’s most violent prisoners - finds peace after being shown simple kindness
Out of the darkness
Dead certainty
Recently in my home country there has been a surge of sudden, unexpected deaths. Autopsies revealed undiagnosed or untreated non-communicable diseases (NCDs). However, it seems like sudden death is common worldwide; perhaps not because of NCDs but through shootings, terrorist attacks, wars, natural disasters and hunger.
Dead certainty
Never get comfortable with unbelief
When you consider the shifts in thinking, education and pressures in modern western democracies, it is almost surprising the number of people who follow Christian belief.
The tortoise and the hare
Remember the story of the Tortoise and the Hare? Aesop’s fable concerns a tortoise who was fed up with being ridiculed for his slowness by a hare and challenged him to a race!
The tortoise and the hare
Wish shopping App
Christmas will be upon us very shortly, so how about an app that makes it possible to do all your gift shopping without leaving the comfort of your armchair?
Wish shopping App
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 9)
My youngest daughter likes to tell me about how many dogs and other pets she is going to have one day – a sausage dog, a pug, a couple of Corgis (like the Queen has), a greyhound and a Labrador!
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 9)
Player finds two new families
Australian rules footballer Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti had his life transformed by two unexpected encounters that gave him opportunities, hope and a bright future he could not before have envisaged.
Player finds two new families

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